Mexico’s Andrea Meza crowned Miss Universe

By Roberta PardoMiss Mexico Andrea Meza was crowned Miss Universe at the 69th annual pageant, which was delayed a year because of COVID-19, Sunday night (May 16) at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida.“I am so honored to have been selected among the 73 other amazing women I stood with tonight,” […]

Area veteran recalls military service as Veteran’s Day approaches

By Angie Baldelomar When he was a sophomore in high school, Michael Alvarado told his parents he was going to enlist in the Navy as soon as he graduated high school. Coming from a military family, it seemed like the inevitable path for him. Alvarado enlisted in 1975 when he was a senior. He graduated […]

Fear: Something most people are feeling

I would be lying if I said that fear hasn’t been one of many feelings I’ve experienced lately while watching the news. I thought that hateful acts by humankind were part of the past. I believed that massive gatherings of people, rallying in favor of hate, only belonged in history books. But in 2017 in […]

Lenexa hosts Latino Art Bravisimo

Story by Melissa Arroyo and photos by Michael Alvarado Each year, Lenexa, Kan., recognizes its Latino population. The city does so by hosting its annual Latino Art Bravisimo to display artwork from local Latino artists. On June 22, there was a reception and awards ceremony at Lenexa City Hall to honor this year’s artists, including […]

Once – homeless KCMO student earns diploma, full-ride scholarship to UMKC

By Melissa Arroyo Juan Alarcon was once homeless, getting by with next to nothing and couch surfing while also attending school. Now, he’s looking to help others who are struggling. Working 40-50 hours per week and attending school, Alarcon received his high school diploma and an associate’s degree from Metropolitan Community College-Penn Valley through a […]

Limpiando los océanos

Estudio hecho por científicos mexicanos ayuda a reducir la acumulación de plástico en lagos y océanos Según los investigadores, las pequeñas perlas utilizadas popularmente en los productos de belleza e higiene tienen efectos dañinos para el medio ambiente y, posiblemente, para la salud de las personas. Los investigadores afirman que los productos con perlas de […]